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Bret Michaels’ father dies after cardiac arrest left him on life support

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– Bret Michaels has released a statement on his website, announcing the death of his father. The former Mechanicsburg resident had r...
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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– Bret Michaels has released a statement on his website, announcing the death of his father.

The former Mechanicsburg resident had rescheduled his upcoming weekend shows after his father suffered cardiac arrest.

According to a post on Michaels’ Instagram account from August 1, Wally Sychak, his father, suffered cardiac arrest and was on a ventilator and being kept alive by life support.

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🚨 Update On Bret Michaels’ Father & Rescheduling Of This Weekend’s Shows 🚨 ***** Bret Michaels’ father Wally Sychak, has suffered cardiac arrest. After being rushed to the emergency room and being resuscitated twice today, he is currently on a ventilator and is being kept alive by life support. Wally is a veteran, a fighter and survivor whom Bret rushed to be by his side and will be with him through this difficult time. This happened just 48 hours after Bret had spent the week with his father who recently joined his son at his record-breaking performance in Sunbury, Pennsylvania at Spyglass Ampitheater. The promoters for the sold out Bret Michaels shows this weekend have announced the immediate rescheduling (not cancellation) of the following Bret Michaels Shows: Friday August, 2nd at Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida for our annual Velvet Sessions performance. Rescheduled date will now be Friday August, 23rd Saturday August, 3rd at the Old Town Amphitheatre in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rescheduled date will now be Saturday August, 24th. All current tickets will be honored. Patrick Edwards Michaels Entertainment Group

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The post reads:

 Update On Bret Michaels’ Father & Rescheduling Of This Weekend’s Shows 🚨 *****
Bret Michaels’ father Wally Sychak, has suffered cardiac arrest. After being rushed to the emergency room and being resuscitated twice today, he is currently on a ventilator and is being kept alive by life support.

Wally is a veteran, a fighter and survivor whom Bret rushed to be by his side and will be with him through this difficult time.

This happened just 48 hours after Bret had spent the week with his father who recently joined his son at his record-breaking performance in Sunbury, Pennsylvania at Spyglass Ampitheater.
The promoters for the sold out Bret Michaels shows this weekend have announced the immediate rescheduling (not cancellation) of the following Bret Michaels Shows:

Friday August, 2nd at Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida for our annual Velvet Sessions performance. Rescheduled date will now be Friday August, 23rd

Saturday August, 3rd at the Old Town Amphitheatre in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rescheduled date will now be Saturday August, 24th.
All current tickets will be honored.

Patrick Edwards
Michaels Entertainment Group